Browns Get Concerning Amari Cooper Injury Update on Friday

Isaiah De Los Santos
The Cleveland Browns got a concerning Amari Cooper injury update at Friday's practice.
The Cleveland Browns got a concerning Amari Cooper injury update at Friday's practice. / (AP Photo/Kirk Irwin)

The Cleveland Browns are gearing up for an important divisional matchup in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals. However, the team was dealt some unfortunate news on Thursday when it was revealed Amari Cooper was limited in practice due to a hip issue.

The latest on Cooper is somewhat concerning.

Amari Cooper Injury Update

Cooper did not participate in practice on Friday, according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Cabot added that the wide receiver is still expected to play against the Bengals despite being unable to suit up for this session.

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Though there's apparent optimism about Cooper's Week 14 status, the change in his practice participation is notable. After taking a rest day on Wednesday, the veteran wideout only managed a limited session on Thursday and now looks like he'll be a DNP on Friday.

A player's status being downgraded at the end of the practice week is never an encouraging sign. It could be Cleveland just being cautious with its top pass-catcher, considering Cooper is listed as "Not Injury Related - Rest - Hip" on the injury report.

Regardless, it seems Cooper's hip issue is big enough to sideline him in practice. The status of his availability for Sunday's crucial game is one to keep a close eye on ahead of kickoff.

The Browns are currently listed as 5.5-point road underdogs against the Bengals, according to FanDuel Sportsbook's NFL odds.

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